For the latest installment in his CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm looks at the recently-concluded National People’s Congress meetings, which formally installed the new leadership of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang. The red smoke above Tiananmen Square is a comment on Beijing’s air quality while also alluding to the mysterious nature of the Party’s election process, akin to the secretive process through which a new Pope was just selected. The red fire extinguishers on the Square are an effort to guard against self-immolations.
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